Monday, 6 August 2012

Gerr aht my pub!






Brian May, Anita Dobson, Barbara Windsor, Edward Duke, Jill St John, Robert Wagner, Joan Collins, Elaine Paige, Diana Rigg and Stephanie Powers









The "other Windsor" (apart from Her Maj), our national treasure Barbara Windsor celebrates her 75th birthday today.

Hers has been a long career - she made her stage debut at the age of 12 - yet it is for two major achievements she will always be embedded in our hearts: her roles in nine Carry On films, and latterly as the domineering Peggy Mitchell (currently on an extended break) in Eastenders.

Facts about Babs Windsor:
  • Barbara was nominated for a "Featured Actress in a Musical" Tony Award in 1965 for her performance in Oh, What A Lovely War! directed by her mentor, Joan Littlewood.
  • She has always had an association with the real East End underworld. Babs was supposedly a one-time girlfriend of Reggie Kray, and her first husband Ronnie Knight ran away to Spain after he was accused of carrying out a bank robbery.
  • Barbara's first film role was in 1954 in The Belles of St. Trinian's when she was 16.
  • She has been married to Scott Mitchell [no relation to Peggy!], 26 years her junior, since 2000.
Barbara Windsor MBE (born Barbara Ann Deeks on 6th August 1937)

6 comments:

  1. Many happy returns to her!
    We get Eastenders here in the US but are about a hundred years behind the UK series and she's currently on hiatus with a future return date. We're so behind the beloved Pauline is still on the show.

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    1. Lordy! Wendy Richard died three years ago... Jx

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  2. yet it is for two major achievements she will always be embedded in Our hearts: her roles in nine Carry On films, and latterly as the domineering Peggy Mitchell (currently on an extended break) in Eastenders.

    Agreed. That and for her appearances on various talk shows such as Graham Norton.

    She's always popping up somewhere!

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    1. As lovely in person as she appears on screen - we met her, you know! Jx

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  3. She's smart! I say it's always better to marry much younger. They like lots of sex which provides excerise and it keeps you young!

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